Denmark's queen hosts Olympians on royal yacht

(L to R) Queen Margrethe, and Crown Prince Frederik watch the swimming events at the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Park on August 3, 2012 in London. AFP PHOTO / (Photo credit should read HENNING BAGGER/AFP/GettyImages) AFP

Embassy of Denmark, London

(CBS News) Queen Margrethe of Denmark hosted a reception for Danish Olympians and British and Danish cultural figures Monday aboard the royal yacht Dannebrog.

The 75-year-old yacht is docked in Canary Wharf, London, and is serving as the Danish royal family's residence during the 2012 Olympic Games.

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Among those attending the reception was Crown Prince Frederik and his wife, Princess Mary, and the queen's sister, Princess Benedikte.

The royals arrived in London last week and have been seen at many of the Olympic events, including several at which the prince handed out medals to winners. Prince Frederik met his wife, an Australian advertising executive, at the Sydney Olympics in 2000,

The Dannebrog has a staff of 52 and serves as they royal family's home during state visits overseas. It is fitted out with furnishings from its predecessor, an 1879 vessel.

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